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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Efficiency Is About Motivation More Than Systematization

A wag once quipped, “No man goes before his time—unless the boss leaves early.”

Another said, “I like work. It fascinates me. I sit and look at it for hours.”

Sound familiar?

Monday, November 3, 2014

Giftedness: Reliable, But Never Infallible

CNN/Discovery Channel
Last night, Nik Wallenda put his giftedness on display for all the world to see. His feat was pretty spectacular, totally amazing—and very, very instructive.

Wanna know his secret?

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Every Life Has A Story

Years ago I was told a simple truth that changed everything: the best way to understand people is through stories. Here is a video that eloquently expresses that profoundly insightful premise.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Oh, For Teachers Who Are Gifted to the Task!

Would you allow an incompetent brain surgeon to operate on your child? Would you put your 7-year-old on a plane with a pilot who really doesn’t really care about his job? Would you entrust your little one’s financial future to a financial advisor who would rather be playing golf?

Well, then, why do we allow ineffective teachers to dominate our schools?

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

“I’ll Pretty Much Do Anything”

A tough job market. Bills to pay. Perhaps student loans to re-pay. Pressure to hurry up and get a job. Faced with all that, many people tend to just settle for any work that will pay.


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

A Gift Is Also A Burden

The world lost a treasure yesterday. Robin Williams, comedian, dead at 63. Apparently from suicide. How could someone who brought so much laughter to others be so desperately depressed himself? Because with every gift also comes a burden.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Take the “How Well Do You Know Yourself?” Quiz

Without question, you’re the world’s best expert on you. But how much accurate knowledge backs up that expertise? Here’s a short quiz to find out.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

We’re Having a Baby!

In this post, I’d like to announce the newest member of the Hendricks family. . .

Monday, April 21, 2014

Five Lifelines to Help Non-Managers Manage

Are you a manager who’s in over your head? Here are five ways you can at least tread water enough to get the job done.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Ten Alternative Jobs for Actors and Artists

The cliché of the starving artist is commonplace. But what if you really are a creative person who just can’t make a living at your craft? Here are ten options to consider.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

What Can We Learn from Steve Jobs?

The short answer is, a LOT! But here are three key things that Jobs particularly illustrates about giftedness.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Do You Want a Computer Telling You What to Do With Your Life?

Myers-Briggs. DISC. StrengthsFinder. AIMS. There are hundreds of assessments available nowadays. Which one is the best at helping you understand who you are? You might be surprised at the answer.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Five Ways to Identify Your Strengths

It’s all the rage nowadays to give the advice, “Play to your strengths.” But how can you know what your strengths really are? Here are five ways to do it—four that work and one that doesn’t.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Whatever You Learn, Learn to LEARN

Turns out the most important skill you’ll ever need in life isn’t even taught in high schools, colleges, or graduate programs.  So what is it and where can you learn it?

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Are You Wearing Golden Handcuffs?

They say every person has their price. I guess that must be true, because countless people stay in a job they hate for only one reason—the money. Is that the case for you?

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Top 10 Reasons That May Be Keeping You From Finding The Job You Really Want

You’ve searched and searched and searched for that ideal job. Nonetheless, it keeps eluding you. Could one of these ten factors be why?

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Thirteen Things to Check Out Before You Take a Job

So you’ve been offered a job. That’s great! But before you accept, ask yourself these key questions. If not, the day will come when you wish you had.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Which Is More Important—Being or Doing?

A popular notion nowadays holds that who you are matters more than what you do. That has a nice sound to it. But are things really that simple?

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Nothing Is Ever Wasted

Broken, shattered glass destined for the dump. How could any worthy work of art come from that? Watch this video to find out!